Valve Stem Help Needed


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Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by patbrandon1 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm



I had put 81 degree valve stems on my 82 Goldwing and loved them. Made checking the tire pressure so much easier. :D

I was looking on the internet to buy some for my 87 Interstate and was getting nowhere. :(

My question is, does anyone have a link to somewhere I could buy some? :?:
PLUS... it I were to put a tire pressure monitoring system on, would it still be okay to put on the 81-90 degree valve stem, or would you stick with the straight ones to avoid the force on the stem from the TPMS cap from ruining the stem? :?:

Thanks for your time.



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Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:26 pm

patbrandon1 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm
I had put 81 degree valve stems on my 82 Goldwing and loved them. Made checking the tire pressure so much easier. :D

I was looking on the internet to buy some for my 87 Interstate and was getting nowhere. :(

My question is, does anyone have a link to somewhere I could buy some? :?:
PLUS... it I were to put a tire pressure monitoring system on, would it still be okay to put on the 81-90 degree valve stem, or would you stick with the straight ones to avoid the force on the stem from the TPMS cap from ruining the stem? :?:

Thanks for your time.
I have 90 degree metal stems on my 1500 that came from Cyclemax. I have the TPMS sensors on them, and they have been fine like that for many years. I do change them when I change my tires.

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Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by patbrandon1 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:50 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:26 pm
patbrandon1 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm
I had put 81 degree valve stems on my 82 Goldwing and loved them. Made checking the tire pressure so much easier. :D

I was looking on the internet to buy some for my 87 Interstate and was getting nowhere. :(

My question is, does anyone have a link to somewhere I could buy some? :?:
PLUS... it I were to put a tire pressure monitoring system on, would it still be okay to put on the 81-90 degree valve stem, or would you stick with the straight ones to avoid the force on the stem from the TPMS cap from ruining the stem? :?:

Thanks for your time.
I have 90 degree metal stems on my 1500 that came from Cyclemax. I have the TPMS sensors on them, and they have been fine like that for many years. I do change them when I change my tires.
Thanks Scott. I had bought them from Cyclemax before for my 1100, and for my son's cycles. And when I went there yesterday, I couldn't find the ones listed for my 87. I did email them to ask for assistance in finding them on their site. I've had a little more difficulty navigating the Cyclemax site before. They have a search system that is, for me, challenging. But then again, I'm a bit older, maybe that's the problem. :oops:

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Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by patbrandon1 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:37 pm

Well, I heard back from Cyclemax and here is what they said,

Patrick,
That is all we have for that type of stems. I would say they will not fit. The Big Bike Parts option will not work either
Cyclemax

He was referencing a stem set I had bought from them for my 82 1100 Interstate. https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/chrome ... ems/124629

I'm just having a hard time finding them for an 87. :? I have found them in aluminum, but not in chrome. I just don't think aluminum is the way to go if I can find chrome or stainless. Does anyone have experience with aluminum stems?
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Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by 2003Cobra » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 pm

I'm getting ready to replace my front tire. I usually change out the valve core at the same time. I just stopped by an independent bike shop asked for a 90* valve core for my 1800. He walked over to a self and picked one up. I also got a set of pads as well just in case.
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Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:59 pm

2003Cobra wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 pm
I'm getting ready to replace my front tire. I usually change out the valve core at the same time. I just stopped by an independent bike shop asked for a 90* valve core for my 1800. He walked over to a self and picked one up. I also got a set of pads as well just in case.
Make sure they won't interfere with anything - I once put a generic 90 degree stem on a bike wheel once, and when I rode it down the driveway to take it out for a test ride: "whack whack whack psssssssssssssss" - the valve stem was hitting the front brake caliper, and after a few good whacks, it broke off!

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Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by 2003Cobra » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:28 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:59 pm
2003Cobra wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 pm
I'm getting ready to replace my front tire. I usually change out the valve core at the same time. I just stopped by an independent bike shop asked for a 90* valve core for my 1800. He walked over to a self and picked one up. I also got a set of pads as well just in case.
Make sure they won't interfere with anything - I once put a generic 90 degree stem on a bike wheel once, and when I rode it down the driveway to take it out for a test ride: "whack whack whack psssssssssssssss" - the valve stem was hitting the front brake caliper, and after a few good whacks, it broke off!
Changed out a bunch of tires and have not experienced anything like that, but a good thing to keep in mind since I don't have a lot of experience with the Goldwing. Thanks.
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Re: Valve Stem Help Needed

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:16 pm

GL1200 …. I ended up using the shortest straight all metal stems I could find, TR416. Like these. A angled stem risks getting hit by the swing arm or caliper, etc. You will still have to lay on the floor to check the rear from the right side.

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